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Welcome to Cloudberry & Moss!

I grew up on the Swedish west coast in a little house by a fjord, surrounded by forest.
I draw a lot of my inspiration form the times I spent as a child studying nature with a sense of wonder and magic. The name of this shop is Cloudberry & Moss, and I chose that name partly as a tribute to the transcendental and mystical qualities of the dark Scandinavian forests.

I've always had a thing for minerals. There was an old mine on our properly where I grew up. I think they were mining for feldspar there a long time ago. I used to go there and look for garnet. I would sit for hours trying to get those little facetted nuggets out of the granite and feldspar, and I rarely got a whole piece out, but the prospect of one day finding the perfect piece kept me going.

I now live and work…

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  • Joined January 24, 2011

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silk, wool, cotton, linen, silver, gems, pearls, wood, leather

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About

Welcome to Cloudberry & Moss!

I grew up on the Swedish west coast in a little house by a fjord, surrounded by forest.
I draw a lot of my inspiration form the times I spent as a child studying nature with a sense of wonder and magic. The name of this shop is Cloudberry & Moss, and I chose that name partly as a tribute to the transcendental and mystical qualities of the dark Scandinavian forests.

I've always had a thing for minerals. There was an old mine on our properly where I grew up. I think they were mining for feldspar there a long time ago. I used to go there and look for garnet. I would sit for hours trying to get those little facetted nuggets out of the granite and feldspar, and I rarely got a whole piece out, but the prospect of one day finding the perfect piece kept me going.

I now live and work mostly out of my home in Oakland, California. Trying to squeeze in as much time as possible for my shop is a challenge, as I'm a single, working mom to a beautiful little girl. I work with natural materials to create my jewelry and other objects of beauty. Enjoy!

/Maria

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